Today I find myself wondering; if I set off down every path only interested in the answer at the end, what would I miss? I truly believe that it is the journey that is most important. So how do I take that mindset and apply it to this journey?
As much as I love bubbles, I am not a bubble drifting on the wind. I am not frail at risk of popping at the slightest breeze or prick.
Rather the symbolism that has come to me over and over the last few days is of a cocoon. I have wanted my hugs tighter and longer. I have wanted weight on me to sleep and a blanket wrapped tight.
It is a beautiful symbolism because at some point there will be an emerging, a rebirth. What a beautiful gift that life allows us these phases of growth, rest, and rebirth.
So as I nestle here in my cocoon I can peek out and see the paths in front of me. Which do I want to take? Which journey do I want to add to my story? And are the answers at the end really so important?
Maybe more important is the ability to laugh. Maybe I knew the answer all along and it is forty-two. Or maybe there was never really even a question. Today I choose to focus on the journey, on the opportunities, and on the humor of the ride.
I'm grateful for the answer forty-two. I'm grateful for the symbolism of the cocoon. I'm grateful to know I am not a bubble on the wind but rather a butterfly emerging. I'm grateful to continue to breathe and take each day one step at a time. I'm grateful to my friends and family for the loving cocoon. I'm grateful to still be functioning without question and attending to everything as usual. I'm grateful for the journey.
What questions do you seek answers for and how does forty-two fit? How often in your life have you found yourself in a cocoon ready to emerge anew?
May today be honored as part of the journey. May we know that whatever place we are in our journey it is the right place for the moment. Have a beautiful day!